Underground to Canada: A Penguin Group (Canada) Enriched E-Book

by Barbara Smucker

Penguin Group (Canada) | June 3, 2008 | Kobo Edition (eBook)

Underground to Canada: A Penguin Group (Canada) Enriched E-Book is rated 4.6522 out of 5 by 23.

Taken away from her mother by a ruthless slave trader, all Julilly has left is the dream of freedom. Every day that she spends huddled in the slave trader’s wagon travelling south or working on the brutal new plantation, she thinks about the land where it is possible to be free, a land she and her friend Liza may reach someday. So when workers from the Underground Railroad offer to help the two girls escape, they are ready. But the slave catchers and their dogs will soon be after them…

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: June 3, 2008

Publisher: Penguin Group (Canada)

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0143178024

ISBN - 13: 9780143178026

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good book Recommended for younger readers.
Date published: 2010-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from a great book! This book was really great!! I think the idea of slavery back then wasnt good at all! In the book, the main character Julilly and her friends have enough courage to escape from being slaves and go on an adventure to Canada where they will be safe. You should read it!
Date published: 2010-09-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from When You Read This Book It's Really Sad Because It's About Slavery ., & It's Really Great ! When I first read this book I Thought I wouldn't like it because in my thoughts I think it was about The Underground about Canada , But NO it was about people being slaves and reated really badly and Kids being seperated from their Families. This is Honesty The best book and a True story that is so unbelieveable But still in these days they still do slavery . Its really bad because they deal with NO food , NO shelter , and NO clothing .
Date published: 2010-07-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Intensely Awesome! ATTENTION**This review may have some content that some parents would not like their children seeing. Reader's discretion is advised.This book will keep your heart pounding as you not only read a story that was made up but at the same time learn true facts about the underground railroad. You will discover how close the slaves were to the slave hunters, but managed to stay away. You will discover wether you're a dry good or not. You will love this book because it's a heart-pounding nerve-racking story and will knock your socks off as and at the same time learn about Canada's history. I highly recommend this book, but I will just note that alot in the book the n word is mentioned(nigg**). Aside that I highly recommend reading this book as it's probably the most child freindly book about the underground railroad! I LOVED it!
Date published: 2008-03-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Relive and Learn After reading this book, it had really told me how we should learn from this mistake and never to re-enact slavery ever again. Reading this book would teach people how it is TRULY wrong to misunderstand an ethnic group of people.
Date published: 2007-08-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from You have to read this book! This book is about the slaves working on a plantation in the deep South. The main character is Julilly. She had lived with her mom on the plantation. Then she got sold, and the slave owner put her on a cart and said, “I’ll use this whip and teach you how to jump”. While she slaved on the brutal cotton plantation, Julilly was dreaming of running away to a distant northern land called Canada, where all people could be free. Julilly was my favorite character in the story because she helps Liza though all the hard work that they did cotton picking in the fields. I enjoyed reading this book very much and I want everybody to read this book because back then it was very hard for those poor slaves in that awful place called the plantation.
Date published: 2007-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from When Slavery Ruled I never read a novel in my life but I was asked by my teacher to do so. When I finished reading “Underground to Canada” I thought it was an excellent book for people from all walks of life to learn about the history of slavery in the United States that existed in the 1800’s. Any normal person cannot understand the tremendous difficulties that all these slaves went through. For example, Julilly was willing to pay for food but instead she was held at gun point and was told to get off the property. Being a slave on the run, being hunted down by the sheriff and slave hunters, and hearing galloping horses: what you go through from moment to moment as a slave is beyond an ordinary person’s imagination. Nowadays a normal person can’t even understand or imagine what it is like to be a slave. “Underground to Canada” educates you about the very bitter side of life and the things we take for granted in today’s society, for example democracy, freedom of speech and freedom of expression. Julilly, Liza, Ben, Adam, Lester, and Mammy Sally gave up these rights just to gain freedom from slavery. The risks they took on a daily basis we can’t even put a price on it.
Date published: 2006-10-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from True A true story, explaining the events of black slaves in the south of America. Two young girls escape from slavery and try to reach safety. The only problem is, safety for them is Canada. Hundreds of miles away, the girls travel in hopes of being treated like a human being. A sad story that makes you come to terms with how cruel this world can be. After all, slavery still exists today.
Date published: 2006-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from You have to read this... I read this in grade five last year and I loved it! It wasn't one of those books where you say I want it to be over. I like the way Barbara Smucker told the story...so detailed and easy to understand. I like books that focus on world events and things that happened years ago and then people re-write it for the younger generation to read. Great Job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Date published: 2005-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing This book was an enlightening tale of the hardships of the Black Peoples. I feel truly blessed that that time is gone and that I live in Canada the country that allowed these poor people freedom.
Date published: 2004-02-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Book Review--for English Assignment This is a tale that I discovered in grade 5 and have been reading ever since. As we follow the road of two girls escaping from prejudice and cruelty, we can discover many surprising things along the way. One of those things is the emotion Smucker creates throughout the adventure. But, although this makes the tale very interesting for the readers, I found that it could be extended more. There were some places where I felt that I was supposed to feel nervousness, but couldn't until a few sentences after. Another thing is the reality. This is the area I think Smucker excelled most in--yes, the small lack of feeling transported to the reader did take away from it--but nevertheless, I don't think there wasn’t a single area where I didn't feel like I was in the book. The last thing I'll talk about here is irony. This was a strong area in the book because you feel relief and nervousness in every move the girls make. I like that this was used, but, like with emotion, it could be spread out more through the book to create that tense feeling you get when you read a good adventure. I think what was good about this book outweighed what wasn't. The result is fantastic, and I do recommend this book with one tip: use your imagination and take the story further than it has come. You'll get a lot from what you find!
Date published: 2004-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from EXHILERATING The whip, The lash,The pain . This the feeling Undergrond to Canada gives you. This unforgetable story makes history come alive. Barbra Smucker has definatly out done her self tthis time.I would reccomend this book to anyone looking for a good adventurast read.
Date published: 2003-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing When I first read it I thought it was going to be boring but as soon as I got into it I thought it was the most amazing thing. I stayed up late reading it because I couldn't put it down. A very well written book.
Date published: 2003-01-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fair It was a very sad book at times, and I enjoyed it so much I read ahead (during class). I didn't rate it 5, because I thought that the ending was a little quick.
Date published: 2002-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Underground to Canada Underground to Canada is an amazing book. I could read this book over again. It tells you about the history of two young slaves escaping to Canada long ago. The only thing I didn't like about this book is how people were being misstreated. I recommend this book to others.
Date published: 2001-05-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Almost Excellent I loved this book. It was very interesting and I would read it again. I gave this book a rank of 4 because I didn't like the fact that the writer was using the word nigger. I don't like that word. I think that it is racist. Couldn't the author use another word insted of that?. Besides that, the book was great, and I think that all grade fives and sixs should read it.
Date published: 2001-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Underground to Canada This book was a great book I recomend this book to people who like to read novels about Canadas history and also people who like to read books about racism or people who are against racism and want to see how white people treated black people back in the olden days.I think that anybody who reads this book will start loving it right away and will not want to put it down. When people read this book they will want to stop racism desperately just like I have.This is a really good book for people to read.This book is not only an interestin book,but it also teaches you about Canadas history so you can also learn alot from this book.I dont want to tell you at all about this book beacause I do not want to spoil it for you until you read it.So sit back and enjoy.I hope you enjoy this book as much as I did,and also that you learn as much as I did.
Date published: 2001-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Underground to Canada The book was the best book I have ever read. Underground to Canada is a good book for grade sixes and fives. It is very interesting and I didn't want to stop reading it. There was only one thing that make me feel bad, and that was how people used to treat others. I am glad that we are better. Julilly was a very interesting character, and there trip to Canada was very exciting. I would highly recommend this book to other people.
Date published: 2001-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Underground to Canada I am not a major book reader but this book was one of the few I have read of mabey about 20 or 30 and I think it was an amazing adventure. Two young girls and thier friends journey thier way to the freedom land of Canada. They come across many hazards and some dangers but also manage to meet some friendly people and make a few friends. They must try and escape the slave catchers at all cost or it could mean thier life. But with the help of others they manage to hide from them. This book has made me really think of how badly other people in other cultures are treated and how they deserve more respect. I couldn't get my hands off this book and I think almost anyone can enjoy this book of hopes and dream.
Date published: 2001-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A VERY TOUCHING STORY!! This novel was very touching,and was interesting to see what would happen nest to June Lilly,Liza,& Lester.My favourite character was June Lilly because she was so strong and for a thirteen year old she acted as if she was the mother of all the slave children in the plantaions she was in.I liked the waay the author described her feelings and attitude towards things.At the begginning of the novel when June Lilly was taken away from her Mammy Sally,i was sad,but she was strong.As she and her Liza make their way to Canada, their journey got tougher and tougher.(I personally would not be able to take on the journey that these two young girls went on.)At the end I was happy for Liza,& June Lilly because they got to see Mammy Sally & finally be free to be whom they really were. Lester got a job,& was quite happy but you could tell that he still would have wanted to be treated the same way as the white people.This novel touched me very deeply,it was sad,joyous, frightening, and adventurous.I think slavery was a very wrong thing.This novel makes you stop and think about all the rasicum that is going on in our world today.The coloured people had to go through so much rucous to be whom they were and to be free.SO in conclusion I think that this novel is excellent but make sure you have a box of tissues beside you as you experience the terror of the journey to Canada.
Date published: 2001-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from a great book I love this book. i like the way that Barbara Smucker wrote using some dialect but not too much. Just enough so that the reader understands the book. Mammy Sally and Julilly are trying to escape from the slave quarters, but how? they go through many problems during the story but they finally reach Canada where they live without the dangers of slaveing
Date published: 2001-02-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Underground to Canada We had to read this book for school. I didn't think it would be that great, but by the time i got half way through the book, it was hard to down! The great adventure of Julilly switching plantations, and escaping to Canada is so adventorous, and suspensful/exciting. It's a MUST READ!!!!! if you don't buy it now, you don't know what you're missing!!!!!
Date published: 2000-10-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Underground to canada This book is an historical fiction story and while I was reading it I learned a lot about the Underground Railway. I also learned about the fears and dangers the slaves were faced with and the generous, caring black and white people willing to risk their lives to help them. The author gave detailed descriptions of the characters and scenery and it was great that a map was provided. I could follow their progress along their route while I read the interesting story.
Date published: 2000-04-30

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Underground to Canada: A Penguin Group (Canada) Enriched E-Book

by Barbara Smucker

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: June 3, 2008

Publisher: Penguin Group (Canada)

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0143178024

ISBN - 13: 9780143178026

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Taken away from her mother by a ruthless slave trader, all Julilly has left is the dream of freedom. Every day that she spends huddled in the slave trader’s wagon travelling south or working on the brutal new plantation, she thinks about the land where it is possible to be free, a land she and her friend Liza may reach someday. So when workers from the Underground Railroad offer to help the two girls escape, they are ready. But the slave catchers and their dogs will soon be after them…

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